Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Mr. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., projected President-Elect of the United States of America,
USA over his victory at the presidential poll
Biden was declared winner on Saturday after maintaining a wide lead with Trump, the incumbent president trailing behind.
In a statement titled: MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS TO U.S. PRESIDENT- ELECT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT–ELECT KAMALA HARRIS, Obasanjo said “it is victory of good over evil.
He added: “it is not victory for you and the people of America alone, but victory for most people of the world, majority of whom watch helplessly as the world that had been steadily and painstakingly built since the end of the Second World War was being pulled down.”
According to the statement, “Not that the world was perfect and equitable but it was reasonably predictable with some measure of rule of law and respect for international agreements and treaties.”
Continuing, the former president said that “President-Elect Joe Biden must restore confidence in the role of America as the largest economy in the world which has a very significant responsibility for the peace, security, stability and progress of the world.”
While also felicitating with the Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S., he said: “We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today